Cruz attacks Rubio over national security ad

Ted Cruz and his campaign managers have dished out their most detailed and strongest criticism yet of rival Republican presidential candidate nominee Marco Rubio since the two Senate colleagues first began to clash over national security and immigration issues. Junior senator Cruz told reporters in a town hall in Texas that he was decidedly unimpressed …

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Texas ranchers refuse to accept blame for immigrant deaths

Landowners in Brooks County in the state of Texas are furious at being blamed for the number of undocumented immigrants entering their properties and dying, saying the fact that the deaths are occurring is not their fault. “We just think the landowner shouldn’t take the blame on this,” says Texas Property Rights Association director Susan …

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Sanders wants deported relatives returned to US

Democratic presidential candidate nominee Bernie Sanders says that he wants undocumented immigrants who have already been deported to be brought back to the United States if they have close family members living there. The independent senator from Vermont made the statements on Tuesday during an immigration program, according to USA Today. “The United States must …

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5,000 unaccompanied immigrant minors apprehended in October

Last month almost 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant minors were apprehended illegally crossing the border between Mexico and the United States. This is almost twice the amount caught in October 2014, according to new figures released on Tuesday by US Customs and Border Protection. The figures also show that the amount of family members crossing the border …

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US immigration policies put thousands at risk, legislator claims

The refugee and immigration policies being pursued by President Obama give a “paid vacation” to refugees while putting yet more burdens on struggling families and endangering “tens of thousands” of American lives, according to US Republican and Alabama representative Mo Brooks. The scathing remarks were made by Brooks last Friday when he appeared on the …

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Sanders to build upon executive actions if elected

Democratic presidential candidate nominee Bernie Sanders has promised that he would expand upon the executive actions on immigration taken by President Obama within the first 100 days of his presidency if elected in 2016 and create a more “humane” immigration system. The Vermont senator made his comments in a statement detailing his plan, which was …

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Immigration bill to limit tech skilled worker visas

Even as immigration advocates call for H-1B US visa quotas to be increased, legislators and immigration groups are calling for the existing system to be reformed in a manner that would be the exact opposite and limit the number of visas available. Ranking Democrat senator Dick Durbin and Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate …

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Supreme Court review of immigration case faces delay

The US Supreme Court was asked on Monday by the state of Texas to give it additional time to file court papers regarding its battle with the federal government over the executive actions taken on immigration reform by President Obama. If the Supreme Court agrees to the delay, any ruling might be postponed until there …

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Social media fuels Cuban exodus to US

This year around 45,000 Cubans are expected to make use of buses, boats, taxis and their own two feet to travel to the United States from South and Central American countries such as Ecuador, fearful that the warmer relations between Cuba and the US will result in an end to the special immigration privileges that …

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Record number of undocumented immigrants crossing US border

Undocumented immigrants, particularly minors from Mexico, have been apprehended crossing the southern border of the United States at an alarming level, recent statistics from Border Patrol reveal. Almost 5,000 unaccompanied minors were caught in October and nearly 3,000 have been apprehended in the first half of this month. The Washington Times says this demonstrates that …

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Cruz refuses to rule out legalizing undocumented immigrants

Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate nominee, Ted Cruz, has refused to rule out offering legal status to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently believed to be living in the United States, saying that it is only after the border is secure that he will further elaborate on his plans regarding immigration. Cruz seems to …

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